Search Results: "Anna Pignataro"


BOOK REVIEW

AGATHA by Anna Pignataro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Though it's certainly well-meaning, it lacks the wit that brings such schoolroom dramas as Kevin Henkes' and Peter McCarty's alive. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals of all sorts, Agatha stands out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

B IS FOR BEDTIME by Margaret Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"There are plenty of other bedtime stories that do not offer this potential confusion; seek them out for nighttime and save this for a brainteaser. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Babies and bedtime go hand in hand. Add an alphabet with cuddly illustrations on sturdy pages, and you have a book ready-made for lap sharing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR LOVE GROWS by Anna Pignataro
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Skip. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother's gently rhyming answer to her child's "when will I be big?" Read full book review >

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PRINCESS AND FAIRY by Anna Pignataro
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"All sweet and no spice provides a sugary overdose in this consumerist fantasy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Saccharine, sparkly and overwhelmingly pink, this selection seems calculatedly aimed at some of the retail industry's hottest market: little girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING THROUGH THE DAY by Margaret Hamilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A gentle counting book that adds some higher numbers to children's repertoires. (Concept book. 3-6)"
A pink-cheeked, white tyke with a bob haircut counts through the day, from rising to bedtime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUN by Natalie Jane Prior
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The board-book audience is unlikely to respond to the delicacy of either illustrations or text—a sad mismatch of form and content. (Ages 3-5)"
Lovely, subtle watercolors and a lyrical text are squashed into a board format that shortchanges both book and readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEGGY by Anna Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Here's hoping that Peggy has many more big adventures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A charmer of a chicken has a big adventure in this import from Australia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NELLY GNU AND DADDY TOO by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Here's hoping there will be more adventures with Nelly and her family. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fans of the Llama Llama series can rejoice—best-selling author Dewdney is back with another one, this time featuring Nelly Gnu and her ever helpful daddy. Read full book review >

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LLAMA LLAMA AND THE BULLY GOAT by Anna Dewdney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"While children should not expect a Bully Goat to change his ways so quickly, this does provide them with some tools against bullying. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Llama Llama loves the fun things he gets to do at school, but will a Bully Goat ruin his day? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SURPRISE IN THE MEADOW by Anna Vojtech
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Sweet but also nourishing. (Informational picture book. 2-7)"
A chipmunk watches a sunflower grow, from seed to seed dispersal. Read full book review >

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A NEW ARRIVAL by Anna Alter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Good friends and familiar situations will make readers feel at home in this second volume of the series. (Fiction. 6-9)"
The Sprout Street neighborhood is shaken up by the arrival of a new resident. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLORETTE by Anna Walker
Kirkus Star
by Anna Walker, illustrated by Anna Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Lessons in both gumption and the sacred nature of urban green spaces. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mae desperately misses her garden after moving to the city, with its tall, crowded buildings and narrow streets; her new urban environment offers no "winding paths and leafy hiding spots" or butterfly chases "in the wavy grass." Read full book review >